Chris Jewell

Chris is a longtime resident of Vail Valley and is in his seventh year of guiding for of Apex Mountain School. Chris has a generally laid-back and approachable personality, but don’t be fooled; he harbors an intense drive for adventure, and assisting others as they achieve their goals.

Chris enjoys climbing and guiding single-pitch rock and ice. Professionally trained through AMGA courses, Chris is a loyal and honest team player. When he’s not guiding, Chris loves exploring Colorado’s terrain on skis and while trail running, and he’s a skilled cook. Next on his list… a 40-mile trail run race.


At Apex, proper education and training are key elements of success. Chris is:

  • Wilderness First Responder certified
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • 15+ years as a Vail Valley resident
  • 15 years climbing experience; 7 years guiding experience